The shortage of organ donations in the U.S. is a factual problem that exists today, however there are many ways you can help and your action may help save a life.
Body I. There is a factual and relevant problem of organ donation shortages in the U.S. today. Long waiting lists for organs can sometimes lead to fatal outcomes. A. As stated in a pamphlet called A Legacy For Life -‐ Becoming an Organ or Tissue Donor by the American Bar Association, approximately 21,000 organ transplants occur each year. Unfortunately, 21,000 transplants do not cover everyone waiting. 1. About 84,000 men, women, and children in the U.S. are all on a list to receive organ transplants, according to organtransplants.org, a website sponsored by Collation on Donation and the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation. 2. Many of the patients who are a waiting list are in end-‐stage organ failure. Also, they have been evaluated by a transplant physician at hospitals where organ transplants are performed and where they feel comfortable. 3. With every problem, there always is a counter-‐argument to oppose the side someone chooses.